Tag: funding

Libraries News Round-up: 31 January

BBC News : 31st January Walsall Council cuts: 281 jobs and nine libraries to go http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38810239 THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Fresh fears for libraries as councils face £5.8bn funding gap http://www.thebookseller.com/news/58bn-funding-gap-threatens-libraries-478191 DCMS Taking Part 2016/17 Quarter 2 England, October…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 January

Swindon Advertiser : 6th January Fresh hope for future of threatened Walcot library http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15008019.Fresh_hope_for_future_of_threatened_Walcot_library/ Morning Star Online : 6th January Minister Called In Over Libraries Cull http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-0cab-Minister-called-in-over-libraries-cull#.WHCij9RNgag

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 1st December Libraries receive £4m fund as part of strategy to secure their future https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/01/libraries-receive-4m-fund-as-part-of-strategy-to-secure-their-future?CMP=twt_books_b-gdnbooks THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Libraries’ Ambition report offers £4m fund but ‘ignores the real issues’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-ambition-report-offers-4m-fund-ignores-real-issues-441071 Libraries Taskforce blog : 1st…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October ‘If we lose our celebrated bookshops and our libraries we will never improve our nation’s literacy’ by Baroness Gail Rebuck http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/if-we-lose-our-celebrated-bookshops-and-our-libraries-we-will-never-improve-our-nations Clitheroe Advertiser : 17th Octobr Lancashire | Civic party visit in last-ditch bid to save library…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2016

2BR Radio : 16 October Potential reprieve for Lancashire Libraries as the government gets involved http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2124261/potential-reprieve-for-closing-libraries-in-lancashire-as-the-government-gets-involved/ Yorkshire Post : 16 October War of words as pressure grows over future funding of libraries House of Lords debate/Councils in Yorkshire have cut…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 October 2016

The Guardian | 11 October Government to probe ‘devastating’ Lancashire library closures https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/11/government-to-probe-lancashire-library-closures Public Sector Executive | 11 October Government investigating complaints about Lancashire library closures http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/government-investigating-complaints-about-lancashire-library-closures Birmingham Mail : 11 October Rent library space to coffee shops to prevent…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 October 2016

Third Sector :  4th October Rob Wilson: A fresh start for the minister http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/rob-wilson-fresh-start-minister/policy-and-politics/article/1410074 LGA : 5th October Arts and culture funding to be shifted away from the capital, ACE has announced Funding for arts and culture outside of London…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 September 2016

Holyrood Magazine : 28th September Scottish libraries awarded over £2.3m of funding since launch of library strategy https://www.holyrood.com/articles/news/libraries-awarded-over-%C2%A323m-funding-launch-library-strategy ITV News : 27th September VIDEO | Country’s oldest public lending library at risk http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2016-09-27/countrys-oldest-public-lending-library-at-risk/ Accrington Observer : 28th September What next for two…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 August 2016

Coventry Telegraph : 13th August Arena Park Library in Coventry to close by the end of the month http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/arena-park-library-coventry-close-11740652 Torquay Herald Express : 13th August Fears over future of Torbay libraries http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/fears-over-future-of-torbay-libraries/story-29604500-detail/story.html Shropshire Star : 13th August Parish Council ‘can’t…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 June 2016

Wandsworth SW18 : 24th June Council leader explains how Wandsworth is saving money while protecting services http://www.wandsworthsw18.com/shared/conwandsworthservices002.htm The Star : 24th June Sheffield | Letter: Restaffing libraries should be a major priority http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/a-major-priority-1-7980633 Blackpool Gazette : 23rd June Anger at ‘snub’ over…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 20th June Chris Riddell wins the Kate Greenaway medal with The Sleeper and the Spindle We need to stop and consider whether we want to live in a society where libraries are being downgraded…. http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jun/20/chris-riddell-kate-greenaway-2016-the-sleeper-and-the-spindle-neil-gaiman London Evening…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 10th June No silence please – campaigners launch network of autism-friendly libraries http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/jun/10/no-silence-please-campaigners-launch-network-of-autism-friendly-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 12th June Labouring the point https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/06/12/labouring-the-point/ Bournemouth Echo : 12th June Future of Dorset’s mobile libraries to be decided next…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June 2016

Reading Educator : 9th June Why Cilip’s ‘kite mark’ will crash and burn https://readingeducator.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/why-cilips-kite-mark-will-crash-and-burn/ Cambridge News : 9th June Backlash as cash-strapped Cambridgeshire County Council bring in £1 charge on book reservations http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Backlash-cash-strapped-Cambridgeshire-County/story-29380072-detail/story.html The Argus : 9th June Greens and…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 June 2016

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th June Every Little Helps..! https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/06/04/every-little-helps/ Clitheroe Advertiser : 3rd June MP calls for county council to be placed in special measures http://www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/mp-calls-for-county-council-to-be-placed-in-special-measures-1-7944798 Shropshire Star : 3rd June Why libraries boost our quality of life http://www.shropshirestar.com/lifestyle/blogs/2016/06/03/phil-gillam-why-libraries-boost-our-quality-of-life/

Libraries News Round-up: 31 May 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st May BBC launches Love To Read campaign at Hay http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bbc-launches-lovetoread-hay-330725 Northern Echo : 31st May Darlington councillors fail to back campaign to save library http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14525333.Darlington_councillors_fail_to_back_campaign_to_save_library/ York Press : 31st May York Libraries could be in line…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 February 2016

Slough Express : 21st February Slough to be given £625,000 boost to develop arts in the town Funded by Arts Council England http://www.sloughexpress.co.uk/News/All-Areas/Slough/Slough-to-be-given-625000-boost-to-develop-arts-in-the-town-19022016.htm Kent Online :  21st February Mobile libraries in Deal, Walmer and Sandwich could be cut  Kent County…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2015

Political Economy Research Centre : 20th OctoberPERC Paper 11 – Public Libraries in the Age of Austerity:  by Ian Anstice http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/perc-paper-11-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-austerity/THE BOOKSELLER : 20th OctoberNielsen highlights mid-teens reading dip http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nielsen-says-18-25s-more-likely-read-young-teens-314777BBC News : 20th OctoberOxfordshire County Council proposes £50m cuts Four mobile libraries could shut.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34579625Oxford…

Library News Round-up: 29 May 2015

29th MayWales | New guidance on community managed libraries and statutory provision https://libalyson.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/new-guidance-on-community-managed-libraries-and-statutory-provision/ DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th MayMalorie Blackman: ‘I’ve had to develop a thick skin’A bold speech in defence of literacy, public libraries & school libraries“In certain political quarters, there is a refusal…

Library News Round-up: 24 November 2014

Public Libraries News : 23rd NovemberEditorial | Speaking Up For Libraries, each in their own way?Analysis of contributions from Helen Goodman MP (Lab), Justin Tomlinson MP (Con) and Martin Francis (Green Party) The LibDems were not represented. http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/speaking-up-for-libraries-each-in-their-own-way.htmlBBC News :  24th NovemberScottish…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 August 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th AugustCarnegie Trust launches £200,000 library innovation fundA three-year funding programme, Carnegie Library Lab, will create partnerships with up to 15 libraries looking to develop “innovative practice.”  Libraries will be able to apply for a grant during…